Insights in Travel: Hold the Paper


Insights to travel

The Priceline Group (,, KAYAK,,, and OpenTable), released the findings of its Intersection of Technology and Consumer Experiences survey. Aimed at discovering how technology is altering attitudes surrounding travel and dining, the survey revealed Americans’ desire for technology to transform how they experience the world. When asked how people would want to see technology take the friction out of travel, 42 percent said technology could solve the lengthy airplane boarding process, and, 41 percent would like to see technology help eliminate lost or misplaced luggage. The research also highlights generational-specific travel trends and advances in technology that Americans are seeking. Key findings include: Read more »

Cool Travel Packages: It’s all about the Water

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Lake Tahoe: Tee off Where the Angles Breathe

Lake Tahoe remains as entrancing as it was when Mark Twain visited and claimed it was oxygen for angels. Today, that spirit is easily accessed through Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe in North Lake Tahoe, which has just launched a summer program of cookouts, hikes, yoga and outdoor events and offers a comely golf package to complement the fun. Read more »

It’s a Day at the Beach with the Del in Coronado


Summer would not be summer without a beach and Southern California has them – from San Diego to Malibu. The surf’s up and the days are long when the sun sets upon those Pacific waves.

At this time of year, data shows that interest in summer destinations rises as people start dreaming of a “fun in the sun” summer getaway. But what makes for a perfect summer vacation? A recent survey of 1,025 Americans conducted by Wakefield Research on behalf of Travelocity shows that the top two most-wanted attractions in a summer vacation destination includes beaches. Read more »

Spanish Nights, Moorish Delights: Finca Cortesin


Thoughts of Spain may whip up whirlwind images of Jet-Set lifestyles, heady spy thriller backdrops along precipitous cliffs leading to medieval strongholds, or the easy romance of a sun-drenched afternoon on the Costa del Sol. But not far from these fairytale moments is fantasy found: Finca Cortesin.     READ MORE …

AAA’s Top Summer 2016 Travel Destinations


Demand for travel to Europe remains strong, and AAA summer travel bookings show that Rome and London are at the top of many international travelers’ itineraries this summer. Americans are also flocking to warm-weather destinations in the U.S., Mexico and Caribbean, and increasingly traveling to Canada to take advantage of favorable exchange rates.


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Seven Reasons for Choosing Your Cruising through a Travel Agent


Summer is peak travel season and, while many may be tempted to book a summer vacation independently, experts agree there are multiple benefits to working with a travel agent. Seasoned travelers regularly use travel agents to access the best deals, promotions, advice and guarantees. In fact, according to Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), seven out of ten travelers (70 percent) use a travel agent to plan and book cruise vacations.

Here are the top seven reasons travelers choose to plan their cruise through a travel agent: Read more »

Best Roadside Fests for Summer 2016

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Summertime fun is synonymous with hometown festivals and Motel 6, an iconic brand in local hotel stays, has a list of the oddest local happenings this summer that should not be missed as travelers drive through America’s notorious back roads. Read more »